Reach for a Dream keeping dreams alive

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Yolanda Brown and Hannon Bothma. PHOTO: Heidre Malgas

Groups of excited Bloemfontein residents came together yesterday to attend a workshop and to be entertained by the talented co-owner of the Hannon brand, Hannon Bothma, at the Summerwood Country Estate in Bloemfontein.

This glamorous event was organized by the Reach for a Dream Foundation and gave many the opportunity to understand that how you feel has a direct impact on your confidence. Hannon entertained the crowd with demonstrations on his skin care, make-up and hair products.

The branch manager of the Reach for a Dream Foundation in Bloemfontein, Yolanda Brown, explained to Courant that they are so grateful to Hannon for giving his time to take hands with the non-profit organisation. She explained that it took two years to make it happen.
“Hannon speaks from the heart, he is real and speaks to the ladies’ needs, and that’s why the event was so well supported, ” she said.

Yolanda Brown and Vonic Johnson

Reach for a Dream invited two of their dreamers, Michaela Pottas and Vonic Johnson, to the event as they always strive to have their dreamers experience anything that does not include hospitals and to make them feel good about themselves.

Pottas, who was diagnosed with cancer at the beginning of 2019, explained that it was very hard for her after the diagnoses but that she has also grown so much through her journey. “I enjoyed this event so much today and I just want to say thank you to Reach for a Dream as they have kept me motivated and put a smile on my face.”

Johnson, with whom Reach for a Dream has walked the cancer journey since she was only a baby, is 12 now and has won the fight against cancer three times. She told Bloemfontein Courant that she really enjoyed the event and it gave her the opportunity to meet new people. Hannon says that it is important for him to give back to the community and support events such as this one.

Sazly Hartzenberg

sazly@centralmediagroup.co.za